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Khai Hori Appointed Artistic Director of Art Moments Jakarta 2020

Khai Hori Appointed Artistic Director of Art Moments Jakarta 2020

Art Moments Jakarta proudly announce the appointment of Khai Hori as the Artistic Director of Art Moments Jakarta 2021 that will be held in Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel from December 3-5, 2021. Khai Hori, an internationally renowned curator, was Deputy Director of Artistic Programming at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Senior Curator at the Singapore Art Museum, overseeing Singapore’s national collection for contemporary art, and was also Senior Curator at the Curatorial Development department of the National Heritage Board, Singapore. Khai has been known for his multidisciplinary and unconventional approach to curating, influenced by his past experiences in theatre and art creation. His extensive ongoing and previous projects include Entwine – Maybank Women Eco-Weavers meet Southeast Asian Artists (2019), National Museum of Singapore, Singapore; Atypical Singapore (2018 – 2020), Moscow, Yangon, New Delhi and Bangkok; D/SINI (2018) Gillman Barracks, Singapore, LOCK ROUTE (2017), Gillman Barracks, Singapore; In Praise of Shadows (2016) a sustainable light art festival at the Marina Bay precinct, Singapore; The Light of the Light (2016) by Quistrebert brothers; Tianzhuo Chen (2015), Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Sous la lune (2015), Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore; Secret Archipelago (2015), Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Open SEA (2015), Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon; Welcome to the Jungle (2013), Yokohama Museum of Art and Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan; If the World Changed, Singapore Biennale (2013); Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real, Retrospective of Lee Wen (2012), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; and Negotiating Home, History and Nation (2011), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.

Leo Silitonga, Fair Director and Founder of Art Moments Jakarta, said this appointment will increase the fair quality, as well as to bring world class public programs to the fair, such as art conversations and more engaging programs. Commenting on Khai Hori’s new role, Leo stated “As our main goal is to promote South East Asian artists globally, we have to come together as a region and not to stand only as individual countries. This becomes an important consideration of why we appointed a Singapore based curator with an international reputation in assisting us to achieve our objective.”




Artwork by Tutugraff. "Through Time". Spray paint on found wood panel.

Artwork by Tutugraff. "Through Time". Spray paint on found wood panel.

Art marks each significant moment in the history of ancient and modern societies. It lives and breathes amongst us. From worship and rituals, governance and commerce, architecture and fashion, art informs the ingenuity of our human culture. Today, with the assistance of advanced technologies, we are more connected than ever, and art has grown alongside these technologies. Along with traditional paintings and sculptures, the sphere of art and culture is now complemented with creations in sound, film and video, augmented and virtual realities, and on public streets, online, other fashionable platforms. With art, we are able to travel back and forth in time without the need of a mythical time machine. We have found our histories and identities by studying iconic civil monuments of the past. We invent and envisage our futures with creativity and artistry like those before us.

Art Moments Jakarta, Yesterday Since Tomorrow is a co-existence of the young, the emerging, and the established, the traditional and the contemporary, and of art and craft, all mingling on a unified platform in a dynamic landscape.

Yesterday Since Tomorrow is TODAY, Yesterday Since Tomorrow, is US.

Khai Hori

Artistic Director, Art Moments Jakarta 2021

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